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February 1977

Persistent Hyperplastic Primary VitreousRoto-Extraction and Other Surgical Experience

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1977;95(2):240-243. doi:10.1001/archopht.1977.04450020041007

• We discuss nine cases of persistent hyperplastic primary vitreous seen recently, including mode of presentation, management and postsurgical follow-up. Emphasis is placed on early operative intervention in order to preserve the globe, as well as to prevent irremedial stimulus deprivation amblyopia. The advantages of roto-extraction in the surgical approach to this entity are considered, and the difficulties of postoperative visual rehabilitation are also discussed.

(Arch Ophthalmol 95:240-243, 1977)